The Biden-backing media have been dumbfounded for weeks with the presidential campaign of rap star Kayne West, and by their twisted logic, the rational move was to blame it on Republicans. On Wednesday night’s All In, MSNBC host Chris Hayes, alongside other leftist hacks, accused Republicans of propping up West’s campaign.
Hayes used the topic as a cover for all of his other absurd theories about Trump’s 2020 campaign:
Republicans are obviously pinning their hopes on Kanye West to siphon off enough votes to squeeze Donald Trump through. But that's just one part of the strategy, right, that alone is not enough. You also needed to make it hard for people to vote, to suppress the votes of Democratic voters, which the Republican Party is aggressively trying to do. And then they also have to hope in the next few months, say, Russia delivers, or some other foreign adversary.
It doesn’t matter whether or not Hayes has any evidence for his wild claims, he was just using it as a way to delegitimize the results of the 2020 election in case Trump wins. Hayes just wanted to fantasize that West’s presidential bid was another way for the election to be “hacked” by the GOP.
West has been talking about running for president as far back as 2015, saying he wanted to run in 2020, then changed his mind to 2024 after sitting down with President-elect Trump. So the entire narrative that West’s vanity project is some sort of “dirty trick” by Republicans has no basis in fact.
Leftist hack Cameron Joseph, from VICE News, showed the liberals’ real fear:
And let’s be frank, specifically they are hoping Kanye can siphon off black voters, and he stated so. Where we saw maybe black turnout dropped in the last election because Obama wasn't on the ballot, and Hillary Clinton struggled with turning on younger black voters.
This goes to show that the left is not confident and way be worried about some of Biden’s racially charged statements. The Democratic Party and its media allies are so terrified by anything that could upset Biden’s chances that they imagine Trump as the boogeyman looming behind every corner.
This segment may have been focused on West’s campaign, but in reality it was just a creative way for MSNBC to go after the President and push their leftist agenda.
Read the full transcript below:
MSNBC’s All In with Christ Hayes
8:03 PM ET
CHRIS HAYES: Basically, most everyone involved in Kanye West’s kind of sort of presidential campaign, if you can call it that, they're all just Republican hacks. I'm going to talk to a reporter who has been doing great deep dives on who these people are and what they’re up to in just a moment. But all this makes something really clear, which is this. Republicans know that Donald Trump cannot win with the majority of the country. We all know that, right? That ship has sailed. I mean, look at the polls. Trump has not had a 50% approval rating at any point in his entire presidency. In the five-thirty-eight polling average, he's just a little above 40% right now, down near like the bottom where his floor is, around forty. He is just extremely and enduringly unpopular from when he was elected until now. It’s also fair to say, based on the data we have, the Trump's absolute ceiling in a popular vote is probably around the 46% of the vote he got last time. Like that's the top. Okay? So think about this. How do you become president when you are unpopular? How do you win the presidency? In order to win the presidency, Republicans basically need to do a bunch of things. They need to stack up a bunch of things to pull out what they did last time when Donald Trump won despite losing the popular vote by three million votes. One thing they have to do is try to split the anti-Trump vote because, remember, that's a majority of the country, has been since the day he was elected. Remember in 2016, there were a handful of third party candidates, you had Jill Stein, you had Gary Johnson, Evan McMullen, among others. Combined they won nearly eight million votes. And now in the absence of any other notable spoiler candidates, Republicans are obviously pinning their hopes on Kanye West to siphon off enough votes to squeeze Donald Trump through. But that's just one part of the strategy, right, that alone is not enough. You also needed to make it hard for people to vote, to suppress the votes of Democratic voters, which the Republican Party is aggressively trying to do. And then they also have to hope in the next few months, say, Russia delivers, or some other foreign adversary. They give them some big gift they could use. I don't know, a big hat trove of Hunter Biden emails. Maybe just something you can use to try to destroy Joe Biden. And then you also got your Attorney General William Barr, in the Department of Justice and maybe they could intervene as well. And maybe when you stack all that up, all those sort of dirty tricks, that's enough to get your wildly unpopular candidate over seeing a once in a century catastrophe with 160,000 dead Americans elected president.
8:10 PM ET
HAYES: It does seem that this is essentially like a—somewhere between a prank by these Republican hacks and an actual effort to try to get him on the ballot. If I heard— someone said reporting today that some source Republican Party was hoping that Kanye West could get 100,000 votes, which is what Gary Johnson got last time around.
CAMERON JOSEPH (VICE NEWS): Yeah. And, look, this is a double bang shot. And Donald Trump, to mix a couple metaphors, drew up inside straight last time, right. He shouldn't have won. Everything fell into place in the last week of the election and then he scraped through in the three states that put him over the top: Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Wisconsin is looking like the best chance that he has to win again of those three states right now. And he won by less than the margin -- his margin was smaller than the number of votes Jill Stein pulled in Wisconsin last time. She had 30,000 votes. So, they’re hoping to recreate that magic of those dark arts and make this happen again. And here’s Kanye West, who honestly I don't know his motivation. I don't think anybody really knows his motivation in the media right now. It’s unclear whether he is actively helping Trump. It looks like he's having some mental health problems, which is really tragic. And, you know, he's a guy who is a very talented and creative thinker, who thinks outside the box, and might have been convinced or convinced himself that this was a good idea. But frankly, it didn't look like there was much happening around him leading to actual success. He got in really late, it didn’t look like he was going to get on. It wasn't clear anyone serious was working for him.
Frankly the people who are actively involved trying to get him on the campaign right now, it’s unclear to me how they got involved. I think that's the next big shoe to drop here is, who put them in touch with Kanye West, who is coordinating this? And we don't know right now. We know that in Colorado and in Wisconsin, in Arkansas, which is, very [inaudible] you mentioned earlier was a major GOP operative. Former head of the American Conservative Union, very involved in CPAC over the years has some Trump ties. And then, we saw in Ohio that he filed today, too, and Republican lawyers were involved with that one as well. So, you know, Kanye has laid out some conservative positions. He obviously showed some friendliness with Donald Trump. But this is obviously their hope that this is going to siphon off voters. And let’s be frank, specifically they are hoping Kanye can siphon off black voters, and he stated so. Where we saw maybe black turnout dropped in the last election because Obama wasn't on the ballot, and Hillary Clinton struggled with turning on younger black voters. So yeah, I don't know if this is going to work. This seems like a lot of the things we're talking about that trump is trying right now with this, with the actual function of the election, it may not work. But if things get tighter, this could make a difference.
HAYES: Yeah. It's very well said. We don't even know if he's got enough petitions once they get challenged, right? And there’s, I saw someone reporting that he had, you know, not that many over the minimum you need and often petitions get challenged. This is an age old ritual. You see it in New York all the time. I mean, dogged fights over line by line petitions. So we will see if the signatures actually work, if he's actually on the ballot. It is unclear how serious it is.
8:14 PM ET
HAYES: For more on the Trump campaign's strategy, I want to bring in David Plouffe, who was campaign manager for Barack Obama in his 2008 run for president. Here’s how I thought of approaching this conversation with you David, if you had no scruples or morals whatsoever, if you were just a hired gun, and you were hired to run a national presidential campaign for someone where you and everyone around you knew there was essentially a 45% ceiling, how do you do that? Like what are your options?
DAVID PLOUFFE (2008 OBAMA CAMPAIGN MANAGER): Well, Chris, I would start off by saying all the campaign stuff is small. So the big problem is he's been a terrible president and has mishandled the issue that matters most to the American people, which is the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. So, yes, he won. In '16 you mentioned 46.1% national. He won Wisconsin with 47.2%. He won Michigan with 47.5%. So he's not going to get 49.5% or 50%. Third parties look like they're not going to get the significant vote they got last time. So, yes, I think you try to suppress democratic vote. You definitely try to juice your own turnout, which is something they are working on. And I believe you also need to find some way to get some third party vote, which is what this desperate Kanye thing is.